ALIAN DE BOTTON

Alain de Botton is a Philosopher, Author and fascinating, yet witty keynote speaker.

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Keynote Speaker Category: Happiness, Philosophy, TED Speakers,

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Media

PODCASTS  – How to Fail with Elizabeth Day – In this frank conversation, Alain De Botton talks about embracing vulnerability in the age of Coronavirus. In the second of two special episodes, the renowned philosopher Alain de Botton, returns to How To Fail With Elizabeth Day to talk about how to be human and how to stay (relatively) sane in the grip of a global pandemic.

Articles

How to travel from your sofa

To Find Peace in the Time of Coronavirus, Be Very, Very Pessimistic, Says Philosopher Alain De Botton

Videos

TED – Atheism 2.0

TED – A kinder gentler philosophy of success

Atheism 2.0 | Alain de Botton

BIOGRAPHY

His recent, frank conversation with Elizabeth Day, Alain De Botton talks about embracing vulnerability in the age of Coronavirus. In the second of two special episodes, Alain returns to talk about how to be human and how to stay (relatively) sane in the grip of a global pandemic. How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life.’  He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature and his books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Some of his books include, The Architecture of Happiness, Religion for Atheists and turning his attention to the news, in January 2014 Alain published a book called The News: A User’s Manual. It urged us to think differently about the media and to recognise the ways in which our attention spans and mentalities are manipulated. The Course of Love, published in 2016, is the long-awaited sequel to Alain’s first book Essays in Love.

Alain started helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.

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